Re: ATSF 50' boxes


charles slater
 

   John there were also some Fe-Q cars rebuilt into Fe-V Series 66200-66700 1935/36 (number of cars ?) rebuilt with steel sides and auto loaders inside. Also 51 class Fe-U cars were modified into Fe-W class cars in series 67261-67311 in 1935 also with auto loaders.
Charlie Slater

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] ATSF 50' boxes
 
Santa Fe purchased 3000 50' boxes between 1909 and 1930:

Class    Blt    Orig    1929
Fe-K    1909    500    462
Fe-K    1910    500    476
Fe-M    1910    500    479
Fe-Q    1924    500    499
Fe-R    1926    500    498
Fe-S    1928    500    500
Fe-U    1930    500

The DS Fe-K and M had the four fishbelly underframe members and became the core for the "whale belly" steel 50' rebuilds the Santa Fe began converting in 1936 with only 3 surviving as wood sheathed cars to the end of WWII.  The Fe-Q-R-S were similarly converted starting in 1940.  The Fe-S to 50 Fe-21 single door (SD) cars in 1940, 200 DD Fe-22 in 41, and 249 DD Fe-23 mostly in 41 with the last few by 53.  The Fe-R the SD Bx-40, and the Fe-Q the DD Fe-25.  The Fe-U's had their aux doors sealed to become SD Bx-35 in 1940 except for 17 engine cars that were converted in 1943. 


John Barry
 
ATSF North Bay Lines 
Golden Gates & Fast Freights 
Lovettsville, VA

707-490-9696 

PO Box 44736 
Washington, DC 20026-4736

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